Graduate Certificate of Concentration in Global Health
All Yale University graduate and professional students, except those in the global health concentration at Yale School of Public Health, may pursue the Graduate Certificate of Concentration in Global Health as part of their degree program.
This certificate allows Yale students to develop expertise and demonstrate competence in Global Health and provides recognition that a student has completed interdisciplinary study and integrative research to address fundamental and applied economic, political, social, cultural, and scientific issues relevant to global health.
Students are expected, in consultation with the Global Health Faculty Advisor, to develop a coherent plan of courses and research that focuses on a specific significant Global Health issue that requires an interdisciplinary perspective (e.g, health and human rights, the worldwide obesity epidemic, economic development and tropical diseases). Often this focal issue will be studied in the context of a particular region of the world (e.g., East Asia, Latin America, sub-Saharan Africa) or comparatively across countries or regions.
We expect that students pursuing the certificate will engage with the community of scholars and practitioners working on Global Health at Yale and around the world, demonstrating the ability and cultural sensitivity to work with them in languages beyond English. Overseas field experience in Global Health is also highly desirable.